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Detained, humiliated by cops, says wife of accused in call case

PTI  New Delhi, March 15, 2013
First Published: 00:44 IST(15/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:45 IST(15/3/2013)

The wife of one of the persons arrested in connection with BJP leader Arun Jaitley call records case on Thursday told a Delhi court that she was "humiliated and abused" by the police and "illegally detained" by them in the absence of any woman officer.

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A day after the issue of alleged illegal detention of Monica, wife of accused Neeraj Nayyar -- a private detective arrested in the case -- was raised his counsel before chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) Sanjay Bansal, the woman was in the court along with her four-month-old child to narrate her ordeal.

During the hearing, Monica alleged that officials of the special cell of Delhi Police had called her to their office on March 12 and she was "illegally" kept in the lock up for the whole night.

The court, after hearing her brief submissions, asked her to move an appropriate complaint before it regarding her allegations against the police.

"In my view, it would be appropriate that she (woman) should file an appropriate complaint if she wants to prosecute any official. It should not be limited to detention only," the CMM said.

The woman had come to the court to record her statement in the matter but the court insisted on her filing a detailed complaint in the matter.

The court granted three days' time to the deputy commissioner of police concerned of the special cell to file a response on the alleged

"illegal detention" of Neeraj's wife.

The court posted the matter for March 18 after the investigating officer of the case submitted that the DCP has sought three days time to submit the report.


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